Distribution

Starz Sues MGM

The lawsuit accuses MGM of licensing far-and-wide more than 300 films and shows to which Starz thought it held exclusive rights.

Media Data

Film Producer Series

The Film Producer Series bundles four content value reports to create a mosaic of financial insights into the revenue lifecycle of feature films.

Streaming

Apple Considers MGM Buyout

After the abysmal start to Apple’s new streaming service, Apple TV+, the tech company is searching for relevance with a new leader and a possible strategic acquisition.

Streaming

Netflix Takes Europe

To gain a global content edge, Netflix has set into motion a EU production boom with plans to produce over 225 films and shows in Europe. Netflix currently controls 53% of the SVOD market in Europe.

Streaming

Streaming in America

Since first delivering DVDs to homes via the postal service, Netflix has come to dominate the SVOD market. The streamer has 67 million subscribers in North America, which takes its total to nearly 160 million worldwide.

Finance

Netflix Outspends

The reason for this lavishly spending spree is in response to new streaming competition by the studios and the upcoming exodus of content.

Lionsgate Films Bound For Disney
Distribution

Lionsgate Films Are Disney Bound

Starting in 2020, films released by Lionsgate will be distributed on the Hulu streaming service, and FX, the basic-cable channel now owned by Disney after the takeover of Fox.

Lionsgate Prepares Starz Sale
Finance

The Starz Farce

The timing of the anonymous leak that CBS was prepared to pay Lionsgate $5 billion for Starz, raises serious questions about possible market manipulation.

Starz Lionsgate Marriage
Production

Rocky Media Marriage

The uneasy marriage between Lionsgate and Starz has been a rocky one from the start. The biggest clash relates to Lionsgate’s television division.

Lionsgate: Up In Flames
Distribution

Up In Flames

Lionsgate lobbied to become the belle of the buyout ball last year in Hollywood, but Prince Charming never arrived.